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Unfortunately, you are indeed still prohibited. However, you may be able to become qualified by getting your conviction expunged or getting a pardon from the governor. In general, anybody convicted of a felony is not eligible for expungement. But there is an exception for an honorably discharged veteran who was convicted of a Class 3 or Class 4 felony. You will need to review the details of your conviction to see if you qualify. In any event, you can get the forms that you need here: http://www.illinois.gov/prb/Pages/CertificateofExpungementforMilitary.aspx
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